Jesus (Jesse) I. Evaristo passed away peacefully in his sleep at Lofland Care Center in Seaford on Aug. 30, 2023.
Jesse was born on Oct. 12, 1949 in Tamuning, Guam to the late Jesus and Ana (Leon Guerrero). After receiving his GED, he joined the United States Army, serving our country as a sharpshooter, earning him an Army Commendation Medal. After leaving the Army, Jesse began a career in construction, and in 1982 he moved to Delaware.
Jesse was always on the go, he loved bowling, shuffleboard at the Seaford Moose Lodge, looked forward to playing pool at the Nanticoke Senior Center and you could always find him playing the slot machines at the Midway Casino. Jesse will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his huge capacity to love.
In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his brother Frankie Evaristo, sister Joanne Reid, his first wife, Lola Evaristo and two grandchildren. He is survived by two children: John Evaristo (Cheryl) of Las Vegas, NV and Clarissa Manly (Roy) of Yigo, Guam; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his partner of over 15 years, Missy Waller of Seaford; brothers: Joseph Evaristo (Lourdes) of Yigo, Guam, William Evaristo (Becky) of Seaford, Victoria Higgins of Delmar; and previous wife, Shirly Evaristo of Seaford. He is also survived by his beloved aunts and uncles: Vicky of Sarasota, FL, Dee of Baltimore, Md., Sylvia (Lucio), Rosa (John), and Angustia all who reside on the island of Guam. He is also survived by his Aunt Trinidad (Glenn) of Seattle, WA., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There was a Celebration of Life at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Sunday, Sept. 10. A memorial mass has yet to be determined and the interment will be private.
If you would like to donate in Jesse’s name, you may send it to the Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 Locust St., Seaford, DE or to the Seaford Moose Lodge 1728, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford DE.
Please visit Jesse’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.